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NSTA Convention

My lovely daughter (left) is a great
helper and my biggest fan!
My First Time as an Exhibitor!

Wow.  Wow.  Wow.  Thank you so much to all of the amazing teachers that stopped at our booth at the NSTA (National Science Teachers Association) Convention in Nashville! This was my very first time to attend NSTA as an exhibitor, and I was completely blown away by the experience!  I met so many wonderful people from all over the country and even from Italy, Mexico, Australia, and Puerto Rico!  All were excited about teaching science, and looking for new ideas for their classrooms.  

My cohorts and partners in crime (errr, fellow science teachers) were Erica Colon of Nitty Gritty Science and Tracey Graham of Smart Chick Teaching Resources.  All three of us are sellers on (Amy Brown Science) and we were delighted to be able to spread the good word about TpT.  

This journey started almost a year ago, and the three of us spent many a day texting, emailing, messaging, and chatting on Google chat to prepare for our first convention.  Erica and Tracey were an absolute joy to work with, and I am happy to have made friends with them through TpT.

What was the biggest highlight of this exhibiting experience?  There are two!

1 - Getting to see Bill Nye!  

And 2 - Meeting the people who have been using my lessons!!

There were many, many testimonials from teachers of how my materials had worked in their classrooms. A few were such fans that they wanted pictures to take back and show their friends at school!  It was touching and heartwarming and humbling.  I couldn't be happier to know that the materials and lessons I have developed in my 31 years of teaching are helping teachers in other school districts.

The NSTA exhibit hall is an amazing place, and you never know who will be strolling the aisles!

Congratulations to the following people who were winners in my giveaway drawing.  TpT gift certificates were won by Emily D, Rhonda W, Kimberly O, Kathryn D, and Mandy H.  The following people won CD's packed with teaching materials:  Beth V, Kristin K, Amanda H, Michaela Y, Anitra H, Becky S, and Nancy D.  You guys will be hearing from me soon!  Congratulations!

So..... would I like to do this again?   YAAASSSSS!  Los Angeles 2017, here we come!


  1. Had a super time with you too Amy! Don't forget to tell everyone about San Antonio too!! (November 2016)

  2. We made some great memories, didn't we? Science Teachers Rule!

  3. I can't believe you met Bill Nye! So exciting! :)

    1. haha YES! And he was very gracious to pose with so many people for pictures!

  4. This is so cool! One day I want to meet Bill Nye!

  5. I can't wait to go to my first NSTA conference, and hopefully meet you!! As a first year teacher your resources have saved me hours of planning and allowed me to focus on the classroom!!

    1. Thank you so much! The first year of teaching is the hardest! NSTA is a fantastic time. You will come home invigorated and excited to teach!